Prosecco Floats

The prosecco floats didn’t start out sideways. No, I had the strawberry, blackberry and lemon sorbet scoops contained in their tiny glasses—not beautiful, not perfect, but definitely enhanced and floated by the crisp sweetness of the prosecco. After only a few frames I lost my balance and knocked over the light-bouncing white board and going down with it— the styled prosecco floats.

Mixed Berry Prosecco Floats

The next shot is where the prosecco floats did start – upright.

The picture below was composed from what I was able to save from the spill. This was meant to be an easy entertaining idea for a 4th of July dessert, but from the spill to even the float itself, nothing worked out the way it was suppose to. For some reason I thought the blackberry sorbet would be a dark blue for a red, white and blue dessert, but its acutally purple—total concept fail, well with the exception of the taste.

Even in its mistakes the opening shot of this is post is one of my favorites. Maybe it resonates with me more since the picture seems to parallel my week with a personal issue that went from happy hopefulness to sadness. And finally ending with a beautiful mess.

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Prosecco Mixed Berry Floats

Ingredients:

  • 14 oz. blackberry sorbet
  • 14 oz. strawberry sorbet
  • 14 oz lemon sorbet
  • 12 oz Prosecco

Directions:

Stack sorbet scoops one on top of another and pour Prosecco over sorbet scoop. Serve with a straw.

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34 Responses to “Prosecco Floats”

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    Sarah — June 29, 2012 @ 7:52 am

    Even though it was an accident, I’m very fond of that first picture! ^^ It adds color :)

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — June 29, 2012 @ 8:10 am

    Oh my. Oh my.

    I have had my share of kitchen disasters and I have also knocked over my white light bounces on top of perfect stacked and staged food, ruining it in the process. (I need better clips to anchor them so they’re not so wobbly!)

    I actually love the opening shot. My jaw hit the floor when I saw it! I was like…no.she.didn’t. Hope things get better for you on a personal level!

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    Ana Cooks — June 29, 2012 @ 8:48 am

    this is by far one of your best photoshoot!

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    Sara {Home is Where the Cookies Are} — June 29, 2012 @ 11:20 am

    Yum!! What a perfect little summer dessert! I love the photo with all the spilled drinks. Likely to happen after a few have been consumed! ;)

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    Laura — June 29, 2012 @ 1:25 pm

    I really like the spilled shot! Though, I’d bet the cleaning up part was not as fun… I think, also, that the blackberry is about as close to blue as one can get with food :)

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    Holly W — June 29, 2012 @ 2:20 pm

    love how REAL this is! I also love the first shot with the spilled drinks. I’m happy that you thought to take the picture. There are many of us (myself included) who wouldn’t ever think to take a picture of the “oops” moments… and then have the nerve to actually POST it somewhere publicly because we’re so caught up in the idea of PERFECTION. So you’re awesome, and I think it looks quite beautiful in all it’s disarray :)

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    teri olson — June 29, 2012 @ 2:48 pm

    You are so REAL! I love your authenticity! And the recipe sounds delicious..so celebratory!

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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape — June 29, 2012 @ 3:12 pm

    Ha, thank you for posting that first picture! It’s nice to know I’m not the only one who has some photography casualties!

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    Ashley — June 29, 2012 @ 5:53 pm

    only you could take a picture of tipped over drinks and it still looks FABULOUS!!
    i know what i’ll be making this wknd :)

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    Lizy b — June 29, 2012 @ 5:55 pm

    It seems like every time I see a gorgeous photograph, one filled with drama, texture, contrast, the perfect play of light and dark…..they are from you. I am absolutely in awe of your photography. Thanks for always inspiring me to keep trying!

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    Trish — June 29, 2012 @ 7:32 pm

    These sound completely amazing, and look gorgeous even with the picture fail. So refreshing to see some imperfection!
    Totally going to make these.
    Trish

    http://www.jelly-bones.typepad.com

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    Jess — June 29, 2012 @ 7:55 pm

    That first picture is incredible – accidental or not!

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    bridget {bake at 350} — June 29, 2012 @ 8:01 pm

    I kinda think they look AMAZING spilled! ;)

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    DessertForTwo — June 29, 2012 @ 8:57 pm

    My favorite photo is the first one, too! So lovely :)

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — June 29, 2012 @ 11:25 pm

    It’s a beautiful accident and I adore each shot… who cares if it’s not red, white and blue as long as it’s tasty ;)

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    Gina — June 29, 2012 @ 11:50 pm

    My favorite photo is the first too. It´s so real and with beautiful colours.It´s so gorgeous!!! Happy weekend. Gina

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    theurbanbaker — June 30, 2012 @ 2:55 pm

    brilliant idea which I am sure tastes wonderful and so love your honesty!!!

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    Brian @ A Thought For Food — June 30, 2012 @ 5:53 pm

    What I wouldn’t give for one of these right now! Looks so incredibly refreshing!

    And what a happy accident that first shot is! Love it!

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    Gina — June 30, 2012 @ 7:51 pm

    So glad to see the first shot here. When I saw it on IG- I totally fell in love. I love those things that happen & the shot comes out just perfect.

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    JulieD — July 1, 2012 @ 3:34 am

    These sound so amazing, Naomi. I love the first picture even though I can imagine how stressed out you were when this happened. xoxo and I hope things get better for you too!

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    Rosie @ Sweetapolita — July 1, 2012 @ 11:47 am

    I love the first shot! Actually, I love all of the shots, and the floats looks so chilled and refreshing. Gorgeous! If I could only count the times I’ve knocked things over while shooting, so I know how frustrating it is. But what a beautiful mess yours was! xo

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — July 2, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

    All of these shots are beautiful! I love that I’m not the only one who spills everything! You made it work girl :)

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    Ana_ILTdP — July 2, 2012 @ 11:54 pm

    I 100% agree with you, the opening shot is really great.

    The idea of these floats is not bad either ;)

    I hope your personal issue has changed again and improved from sadness to something positive…

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    Ann P. — July 3, 2012 @ 1:04 am

    I like the opening shot; it breaks the mold! :D

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    Marie (Food Nouveau) — July 3, 2012 @ 11:12 pm

    The knocked over shot is absolutely spectacular! I say you could start a new food photography trend with that one :)

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    sarah — July 4, 2012 @ 2:55 am

    These photos are stunning, especially the first one. I thought for sure it was styled – it just looks like one of your photos. It’s perfect.

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    Home with Mandy — July 4, 2012 @ 2:49 pm

    Love the photos, even though it was an accident. If I wasn’t preggers, I would be making some of these today for the 4th of July. Sparkling water for me though!

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    Megan — July 5, 2012 @ 7:55 pm

    Yes! This is what they call a “happy accident!” I love the first shot.

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    Kristen — July 6, 2012 @ 11:04 pm

    It is my absolute favorite! I love messy shots!

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    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — August 9, 2012 @ 1:39 am

    too good! How did i miss this

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